James Finlayson

1887 - 1953

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James Henderson Finlayson (27 August 1887 – 9 October 1953) was a Scottish-American actor who worked in both silent and sound comedies. Bald, with a fake moustache, Finlayson had many trademark comic mannerisms and is known for his squinting, outraged, "double take and fade away" head reaction, and characteristic expression "d'ooooooh", and as the best remembered comic foil of Laurel and Hardy. Finlayson was known by a variety of nicknames. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Finlayson has received more than 7,287 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). James Finlayson is the 1,500th most popular actor (down from 1,459th in 2019), the 1,641st most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 212th most popular British Actor.

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Among actors, James Finlayson ranks 1,500 out of 10,030Before her are Ti Lung, Ulrich Mühe, Véra Clouzot, Louis Jouvet, Charles Grodin, and Mark Dacascos. After her are Jane Lynch, Lindsay Wagner, Katie Holmes, Matthew Fox, Timothy Spall, and Scatman Crothers.

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Among people born in 1887, James Finlayson ranks 90Before her are Wilhelm Kube, Walter Ruttmann, Roscoe Arbuckle, Lil Dagover, Kurt Atterberg, and Louis Jouvet. After her are Jim Thorpe, Arthur Percival, Kazimierz Fajans, Octave Lapize, Hitoshi Ashida, and Frigyes Karinthy. Among people deceased in 1953, James Finlayson ranks 60Before her are Elsa Beskow, Julian Tuwim, Chōjun Miyagi, Hjalmar Hammarskjöld, Albert Gleizes, and Helene Mayer. After her are Jim Thorpe, Jorge Negrete, Princess Françoise of Orléans, Nikolay Zelinsky, Iuliu Maniu, and Stanisław Wojciechowski.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Finlayson ranks 1,641 out of 6,924Before her are Prince Henri of Orléans (1867), William Parry (1790), Henry Sidgwick (1838), Walter Crane (1845), Irvine Welsh (1957), and Limahl (1958). After her are James Broun-Ramsay, 1st Marquess of Dalhousie (1812), Louise, Princess Royal (1867), Timothy Spall (1957), John Bull (1562), Robert Smith (1959), and Andy Gibb (1958).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, James Finlayson ranks 212Before her are Eileen Atkins (1934), Tom Courtenay (1937), Rupert Grint (1988), Wendy Hiller (1912), Eileen Essell (1922), and Eunice Gayson (1928). After her are Timothy Spall (1957), Julia Ormond (1965), Samantha Fox (1966), James Faulkner (1948), Joseph Fiennes (1970), and James Cosmo (1947).

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